Invitation from convenors

We can’t wait to see you, and your reflection, at the ASM in Sydney!

This will be the first ASM at Sydney’s sparkling new and environmentally sensitive International Convention Centre (ICC). The ICC features superb facilities, beautiful contemporary design, and spectacular views of Darling Harbour with the cityscape beyond.

We are thrilled with the number and quality of regional and international speakers presenting this packed scientific program. Also, the ASM workshop program grows year after year. To keep up this trend we have recruited a small army of skilled facilitators to stage a dazzling array of workshops, including more opportunities than ever before to complete emergency response CPD requirements.

In addition to our own packed program, we will be sharing the ICC with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons to build on the success of the hugely popular combined ANZCA and RACS meeting four years ago. You will have full access to both the ANZCA and RACS scientific programs. Combined sessions with the surgeons will range from the latest subspecialty techniques to thoughtful explorations of our profession’s big-picture problems. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to join with your surgical counterparts from all around the region to reflect on what really matters for our patients, and each other.

Those who can also make it to the Refresher Course Day are in for a real treat. One need not be a pain specialist – or even a Pink Floyd fan – to get great value from this dark, yet enlightening, Faculty of Pain Medicine program.

The biggest party of the week will be the Thursday night Gala Dinner. Please be warned that, despite the ICC boasting the largest banquet space in Sydney, we expect this combined ANZCA and RACS function will sell out so be sure to register early to secure your Gala Dinner tickets.

To round out the meeting, we offer a suite of recreational activities. Highlights include blissing out with early morning yoga sessions and striding out on the Great ASM Charity Fun-Run, supporting the Indigenous Marathon Project


On behalf of our wonderful, enthusiastic, and irrepressible organising committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to our great city and we look forward to entertaining you in May.




Dr Tim McCulloch

Deputy Convenor

Dr Veronica Payne

Scientific Convenor

Dr Ben Olesnicky

Deputy Scientific Convenor

Dr Matthew Doane

FPM Scientific Convenor/ FPM ASM Officer

Dr Jennifer Stevens

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